I have been stalking the site for quite some time now and haven't needed to post because the info here is endless. I purchased the blue bandit about a year ago, she ran me about 800 bucks, and has been getting me to and from work daily since. Didn't need to do much but I did change all the basic maintenance stuff upon purchase, fluids, filters, plugs, etc and deleted the non-working AC. She doesn't seem to want to stay in 5th, 3rd, or 1st without some pressure on the stick and I cant usually start from a stop in first gear without it violently jumping out of 1st, will go into and work fine if Im already moving and go into first but just not from a stop. Seeing as how this repair is both out of my budget and experience scale I have been making due. Battery light comes on and off intermittently, doesn't actually change anything, and gas gauge doesn't read correct, never goes above 3/4 full.
Recently I have tackled the Weber swap as i have been babying the temperamental mikuni/vacuum mess and a slight case of OCD has made me want to rip everything emissions and vacuum related out. The install went beautifully (read: 150 trips between parts stores and a few new tools), thanks of course to the wealth of info presented here. The engine bay is cleaning up nicely and I think I have dropped about 100lbs between AC delete and emissions garbage. Its finally tune-able and I can get the timing dialed in.
I would like to know where to post a "build thread" that you guys keep talking about. I have lots of pics from before/during/after that i would like to give to the world so you guys can compare and contrast like I did. I think I have a weird year or parts combo because my stuff never seemed to match other peoples year/model equivalents. Any insight into this would be appreciated.
What I do know thus far is:
1986 2.6L G54B 5speed km132 Sport im pretty sure, stock Blue color with stripes and big Ram word on back
4 headlights, chrome door handles, No Tach, bench seat, Gigantic gas tank, 18gal-ish
I have both the Hanyes manual as well as the "Shop Manual" with all the spec goodies.
For the future: Re-wire, fix tranny, paint, fix dash/custom dash.